Ericsson has teamed up with Italian mobile operator Wind in a multimedia services research and development agreement. The two companies will collaborate to develop highly innovative mobile telephony services, convergent fixed mobile Internet solutions, and on the development of UMTS solutions.
The Swedish telecoms equipment maker will grant Wind the position of ‘guide customer’ as part of its support in the development of new services. This will allow Wind to benefit from early use of the resulting products of the agreement. The major benefit will come form the creation of advanced solutions for fixed mobile Internet multimedia services.
A key priority of the partnership is the development of multimedia services support architecture. Work has already started on the evolution of the existing network platforms.